Langert specially made a unique LANGE ZEITWERK watch for the Kidz Horizon charity ball held in Singapore this year. This white gold LANGE ZEITWERK with grey dial made its debut in Asia.
Unique LANGE ZEITWERK watch, specially made for the destiny Kidz Horizon charity ball
In August 2009, Chinese-American businessman and watch collector Duncan Wang passed away at the age of 44. As Duncan was fascinated by watches and philanthropy, his parents and friends living in Singapore came up with the most appropriate way to remember him. A year later, the first ‘Duncan watch’ was auctioned in Singapore to raise money for the children’s charity The Kidz Horizon Appeal. The organization, founded by Dr. Liu Meiling in 2004, raises medical expenses for children with chronic diseases such as cancer or AIDS, so that children whose families cannot afford the medical expenses can also get the treatment they need.
Both Dr. Liu and Duncan have always admired Lange watches, and one of Lange’s limited edition watches logically became the Duncan watch of the year. This year, a special sculpted, unique gray dial in platinum LANGE ZEITWERK will be auctioned at the Kidz Horizon Appeal Charity Ball held on August 27, 2011 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Ballroom in Singapore. When Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid was invited to donate a unique Lange watch for the Kidz Horizon charity auction, he and his colleagues were excited because they knew it was the most important thing to do: ‘Care about where we are. Society, especially the younger generation, is the root of the history and value of the Lange brand. ‘The main goal of the establishment of the Lange Watch Factory was to help young people in poor areas to solve their unemployment problems.
The words ‘1/1 SGP 2011’ are engraved at the end to witness the uniqueness of the watch and its commemorative items
LANGE ZEITWERK is different from other watches in that it stands for absolute firmness. The watch’s logo is considered too large, and the dial shows the current time unambiguously. It just jumped lightly and jumped from this minute to the next in an instant. At the full hour, the three dials of the watch will jump forward at the same time. The constant power escapement system between the barrel and the balance wheel generates switching power, while ensuring that the power to the balance wheel remains stable throughout the power reserve period. This unique version of the design highlights the contrast between light and dark, with a white gold case lined with a gray dial and white numerals, a black alligator strap and a solid white gold folding buckle. The bottom of the table is especially engraved with the words ‘1/1 SGP 2011’ to witness its uniqueness and its commemorative items.
LANGE ZEITWERK Information
Movement: Lange’s homemade L043.1 movement, manually wound, in accordance with Lange’s most accurate standards, decorated and inlaid by hand; five positions fine-tuned; 3/4 plywood made of untreated German silver; Hand-carved balance wheel splint; jumping minute display; constant-power escapement
Number of movement parts: 388
Screwed gold sleeve: 2
Escapement: lever escapement
Swing system: Anti-vibration Glucydur & reg; balance wheel with eccentric weight; self-made super-quality balance spring with additional system to be patented (balanced spring clamp), 18,000 semi-swings per hour, accurate beat adjustment system, attached side Square fixing screws and gooseneck springs
Power reserve: 36 hours when fully wound
Functions: Jump-type hour and minute display, stop-second function, small second hand, power reserve indicator
Operating parts: crown with upper chain and set time
Case size: diameter: 41.9 mm; thickness: 12.6 mm
Movement size: diameter: 33.6 mm; thickness: 9.3 mm
Dial: Solid silver, grey
Time Bridge: German Silver
Hands: Gold rhodium plated
Glass mirror and case back: Sapphire crystal (hardness level 9)
Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile leather strap, black buckle, solid white gold Lange folding buckle
Limited edition: 1 piece, specially engraved with & ldquo; 1/1 SGP 2011 & rdquo;